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Marine Studies Group Shackleton Conference 2023: Blue Carbon: Transfer and storage of carbon in nearshore and offshore shelf sea environments

28 September 2023
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Event type:
Conference, Specialist Group, Hybrid
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Marine Studies Group
Hybrid In person at Burlington House and Virtual via Zoom
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Time and location

09:30 - 17:30 BST

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Online via Zoom

Event details

Blue Carbon: Transfer and storage of carbon in nearshore and offshore shelf sea environments

The third Shackleton Conference organised by the Marine Studies Group will focus on the geological aspects of Blue Carbon. We’ll be looking for abstracts related to any of the session topics below, especially in the context of the role of Blue Carbon ("biologically driven carbon fluxes and storage in marine systems that are amenable to management" (IPCC AR6)) as a climate change mitigation strategy.

Planned session topics:

1. The influence of offshore infrastructure installation on carbon burial and release

2. The role of nearshore ecosystems in carbon burial and release

3. The fate of terrestrial carbon in the shelf seas.

4. Carbon biogeochemistry in shelf sea environments

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Natasha Barlow, University of Leeds - " The juggling act: subsurface irrecoverable carbon and offshore infrastructure"
  • Professor Callum Roberts, University of Exeter - " The Convex Seascape Survey: Quantifying the origins, size and vulnerabilities of continental shelf carbon stores"
  • Dr Nathalie Hicks, University of Essex - tbc
  • Dr Johan Faust, MARUM, University of Bremen - " Carbon preservation in Arctic shelf sediments - A story about retreating sea ice, an adapting ecosystem and rusty carbon"

Registration and fees

£30.00 (£10.00 for students and postdocs)

Virtual attendance £10.00

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Enquiries: [email protected]

Convenor Contact

Marine Studies Group

Marine Studies Group